Father, fire fighter, fell runner, Ricky began competing in fell running races at the age of fourteen after being inspired by his school caretaker and encouraged by his parents. He is now one of the top trail and mountain runners in the world and was the World Trail Running Champion in 2013.
Ricky is born and raised in the Lake District where he lives up to his surname and runs about 120 miles a week in the beautiful scenery around Maryport.
He holds the record on several iconic races across the world including Mauritius, South Africa and the Scafell Pike and aims to promote the Lake District and fell running to a younger audience to ensure it is enjoyed as much as possible by everyone!
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